Filmmaker Marilyn Solaya will travel all the way from Havana, Cuba to present her documentary In the Wrong Body (2010, 55 mins, Spanish with English subtitles). The film tells the story of Mavi Susel, who underwent the first gender reassignment operation in Cuba in 1988. In the Wrong Body explores such timely issues as the meaning of femininity in the macho and patriarchal society in Cuba where many stereotypes and prejudices still exist.
Q&A with the filmmaker to follow screening.
- Sponsored by:
- Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs; Film & Media Culture; Latin American Studies; Gender, Sexuality, & Fem Studies